Commercial Skills Test Information Management System (CSTIMS)

The Commercial Skills Test Information Management System (CSTIMS) is an internet-based tool that provides jurisdictions and third-party examiners a consistent way to track the scheduling and entry of test results for commercial driving skills tests.

CSTIMS enforces jurisdiction-defined rules to manage commercial drivers license (CDL) skills testing. CSTIMS alerts authorized users when business rules have been violated and provides reports to detect patterns of potential fraud.

CSTIMS offers three web services to help jurisdictions optimize their experience with the application. 

  • Test Results Service (TRS): This service allows a jurisdiction to retrieve test results for their applicants from CSTIMS using either a DLN or a date range
  • CSTIMS Tablet Web Service: This service is used by a state that uses tablets for administering the skills test. It allows the tablet to retrieve existing skills test schedules from CSTIMS and to submit the test scores to CSTIMS to avoid manual entry.
  • CSTIMS Applicant Search Service (CASS): This service allows CSTIMS to query for applicant data from the specific state’s host system. When the applicant is found and retrieved, the data then pre-populates the applicant record in CSTIMS, thereby providing data integrity and greatly reducing human error.

Please read the CSTIMS Privacy Policy before using CSTIMS. Also, before using the application, you must take and successfully complete the CSTIMS Privacy Awareness Training course.

See additional information and training on the CSTIMS Production and Training site.

Participants


Jurisdictions who participate in CSTIMS are identified on the IT systems participation map

Program Leadership


The CSTIMS Subcommittee (formerly working group) is a group of volunteer state driver licensing authorities who use CSTIMS and provide guidance and recommendations related to the application and its use. For more information, please visit their page.

Scheduled Maintenance


For when scheduled maintenance on CSTIMS will occur, please visit here.

Webinars and Training


AAMVA offers informational webinars and training courses related to CSTIMS. Visit our search page to find a list of these CSTIMS events. Once on the page, please use the filters on the left side to access the desired "Event Type." For a comprehensive list of all systems trainings and learning opportunities, visit our Webinars and Training page

Rates


Fees are covered by a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) grant and are waived for CSTIMS users. If FMCSA changes this policy, AAMVA will notify states 12 months before it begins charging usage fees. 

Documentation


CSTIMS legacy documentation is available below to jurisdiction and federal members only. 

file - 01/29/2022

CSTIMS ELDT Module Information

Provides information on CSTIMS next generation.

file - 09/30/2016

CSTIMS Legacy Overview

Provides an overview of CSTIMS. This training is for the CSTIMS legacy system. 

file - 09/30/2016

Logging into CSTIMS Legacy

Explains CSTIMS' log in procedures. This training is for the CSTIMS legacy system. 

file - 09/30/2016

Setting Jurisdiction Business Rules in CSTIMS Legacy

Explains how to set up jurisdiction business rules in CSTIMS. This training is for the CSTIMS legacy system. 

file - 09/30/2016

Creating Organizations in CSTIMS Legacy

Explains how to create an organization in CSTIMS. This training is for the CSTIMS legacy system. 

file - 09/30/2016

Setting Up Alerts in CSTIMS Legacy

Explains how to set up alerts in CSTIMS. This training is for the CSTIMS legacy system. 

file - 09/30/2016

Generating Reports in CSTIMS Legacy

Explains how to generate reports in CSTIMS. This training is for the CSTIMS legacy system. 

file - 09/30/2016

Conducting Audits in CSTIMS Legacy

Explains how to conduct audits in CSTIMS. This training is for the CSTIMS legacy system. 

file - 09/30/2016

Examiner Training and Certification in CSTIMS Legacy

Explains how to use CSTIMS to fulfill CDL examiner training and certification requirements. This training is for the CSTIMS legacy system. 

file - 09/30/2016

Creating and Assigning Certification Control Documents in CSTIMS Legacy

Shows how to create and assign certification control documents in the CSTIMS legacy application.

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